F1 » Kate Walker: No surprises with 2014 F1 calendar

Kate Walker: There are obvious problems inherent in a 22-race calendar, from the expense of additional races and travel costs to logistical headaches and the need to rota in new staff. But 2014 would have presented its own unique problem had all 22 grands prix been ratified by the World Motor Sport Council...

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December 05, 2013 12:27 PM

I'd be almost amazed if the 5 engine limit doesn't get raised as it seems completely infeasible.

One point I'd like to raise with Kate is her suggestion that fuel limits will be reduced next season, power outputs will go up to 900bhp and fuel loads will be increased accordingly, just ask PCXmerc as a chemistry student he knows theses things (cough)


December 05, 2013 1:22 PM

ty. that's a bad cough that you have!

merc have already had a few engine blow ups. however, as both Ferrari and Renault have turbo engine know how, from before, I would reckon that they will be in a far stronger position. merc seem to be overstretching it to try and match that 900bhp,so we can blame pcxmerc for that!


December 05, 2013 1:28 PM

5 engines for a 22 race calendar was never going to happen. Of interest might be the following read, “the engines will limit themselves due to fuel flow restriction, the driver will not be able to go over the pre set RPM”, “A rev limit of 12500 RPM in race will be applied to protect engine mechanically, the FIA regulations RPM limit will not be attained/attempted” “10500RPM can be run consistently during a race using a 100kg fuel load to finish the race on fuel allocated”, “fuel flow limit will control the turbo boost and so the power output” “the 5 power units per driver is for 2014 the target is for 4 power unites thereafter” “the power unites is to be split into 6 unites, 5 turbo compressors, 5 IC engines, 5 power unit electronics all of which are allowed to be mixed and matched, a 10 place grid penalty will apply if a 6th unite is used, a replacement of a 6th complete power unite puts the car to the back of the grid.


December 05, 2013 1:57 PM

Richard, the earrings will not save the necessary weight, he himself calculated his balls will have to go.
Now for some further points of interest, the 1.5litre turbo engines of the 80's burning a special blend of fuel and spinning at around 12000RPM when limited to 2.5 bar boost where putting out 650/680 BHP in race trim, an equivalency formula says that a 1.6 litre turbo engine boosted to 2 bar (twice atmospheric) will be capable of producing the same power output of a 3.2 litre atmospheric engine, but without restrictions to fuel flow or engine RPM using the same grade of fuel.


December 05, 2013 7:31 PM

crash whats happened here?? cant see no agrees or disagrees my comments have been edited all over the place plus my commets are moving around i was the last to comment on lewis's gold star crap now its at the start of the article i dont understand. (no i havent been on drugs before anyone starts lol) can you please explain either on here or by email..many thanks

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